Online Safety


Staying Safe with Technology

Every day children are using technology at home and school. The Internet is becoming one of the most widely used learning tools. Children in school are receiving regular lessons on online-safety to encourage them to think about their own safety while online. The children’s use of the Internet is closely supervised while at school. Attending our Online-Safety talks and talking to your children about the SMART rules below will help to keep your child cyber-safe.

Smart Safe
Stay safe by being careful not to give out personal information to people on online.

Meeting someone who you have only been in touch with online can be dangerous. Only do so with your parents’ permission and only when they can accompany you.

Accepting emails, instant messages or opening files and pictures from people you don’t know or trust can lead to problems – they may contain viruses or nasty messages!

Information you find on the internet may not be true, or someone online may be lying about who they are.

Tell your parent, carer or an adult if someone or something makes you feel uncomfortable or worried, or if you or someone you know is being bullied online.

For further information please read our Online Safety Policy

CEOP – this is short for Child Exploitation and Online Protection

The Click CEOP button (pictured above) is an asset of the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command. The CEOP Command works to protect children from the harm of sexual abuse and exploitation both online and offline.

The button has been developed to offer children, young people, parents/carers and professionals working with these groups with a simple and convenient mechanism for gaining access to trusted online safety advice, help and support. It also provides access to an online mechanism for reporting known or suspected child sexual exploitation or child sexual abuse directly to CEOP. This is offered as a convenient and potentially less intimidating method of reporting these sensitive types of crime, alternative to face-to-face and telephone reporting to local police forces.

The systems we have in place to filter and monitor online.

We have searched the Internet and found the sites given below, these sites offer advice and guidance on the safe use of the Internet to children and parents while online at home.

Following the Brightcore presentation to parents about The Changing Online World: online safety and gaming, below are the resources they signposted.